NEW, LUXURIOUS, PEACEFUL... ESCAPE TO 'ON A CLEAR DAY...'

Beth Linden

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 6 nights

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Summary

On a Clear Day… sits nestled within the Virgin Island National Park on the North Shore of St. John overlooking Francis Bay. And at 170 feet in elevation, indeed, it seems like some days, you *can* see forever from this newly completed (2012) secluded villa with “to die for” views of St. Thomas and the water. A westward orientation also yields spectacular sunsets from every room and deck. Yet this vacation home remains only a 1 to 2 minute drive or 5 to 10 minute walk from the fantastic swimming, snorkeling, and sunning of Francis Bay Beach and is located just 20 to 25 minutes from Cruz Bay via the North Shore Road and 10 minutes from Coral Bay. Cinnamon Bay Campground is a short 5 minute drive, and provides open air gazebo dining, a convenience store for food and supplies, and a beach shop with watersport rentals including kayaks, sailboards, and snorkel equipment.

Villa Overview

On a Clear Day… was designed as an eco-friendly vacation home for fun, families, flexibility, health, nature, and, finally and most importantly, life renewal. Your stay should rest your soul, invigorate your body, and restore your spirit. From the privacy and tranquility afforded by the National Park’s location to the structure’s exercise room and 54 foot long pool lap lane for workouts to a completely flat first floor (including one bedroom) for guests who may be physically challenged, this villa offers something for everybody.

The architectural design of On a Clear Day… also offers an education in “Green” using a special solar reflective roof, low solar gain, Lo-E glass throughout, Energy Star appliances, fans, and air conditioning, and numerous water conservation techniques. This is all coupled to a 20 kW photovoltaic panel array.

The Interior

The entire interior is enclosed in one structure. Four large bedrooms comprise the sleeping space, three at 308 square feet and the master at 480. Three contain king size beds, the fourth with two twins that can easily be brought together to create king sized sleeping. All bedrooms have ceiling fans, secluded balconies, and private baths with dual sinks and tumbled marble showers. Each has an individually controlled air-conditioning unit along with a 40 inch LED TV with Dish Satellite programming and a Blu-ray disc player.

The kitchen with Brazilian granite countertops and environment-friendly bamboo cabinetry is fully equipped with an ultra-quiet dishwasher, refrigerator/freezer with ice maker, convection oven/range with hood, microwave, and wine cooler. A washer/dryer is available for guests along with a Weber gas outdoor grill. The kitchen has counter seating for 4 and abuts a dining room with seating for 8 to 10.

The Great Room is furnished in contemporary green bamboo/rattan and offers panoramic views of the pool, pool deck, and Francis Bay from every corner. A 60 inch LED TV with Bose Surround Sound is available for your viewing and music pleasure. WiFi transmits to every room of the villa.

An air-conditioned exercise room with TV/stereo/ipod dock provides a Bowflex home gym, Sole elliptical machine, and a Concept II rowing Ergometer.

Outdoors

A wide pool deck supplies comfortable lounging with incomparable views of Francis Bay below and St. Thomas in the distance. Poolside offers various degrees of sun protection from out and out tanning to partial protection provided by trellises to complete coverage. A low chemical saltwater pool runs 3 foot 4 inches to 4 foot 6 inches in depth and contains a 54 foot long, 7 foot wide lap lane for exercise and an in-pool bench for relaxation. A screened-in porch off the dining room offers space for bug-free outside eating and socialization and easily opens to the pool deck via sliders.

In Conclusion…

We feel On a Clear Day… provides for both a healthful and relaxing vacation for friends and family and for youngsters, oldsters, and everybody in between. Nature and serenity abound, yet, if needed, technology is not far away. See below for more details. We hope you can partake in the St. John Experience.

A few helpful notes about communication services on the island:

CELL PHONE SERVICE: Cell phone usage in On a Clear Day… and at other locations on the North Shore may pick up cell towers on Tortola (The British Virgin Islands). If this occurs, roaming charges could be applied to your bill, and/or you may be charged international rates. PLEASE FAMILIARIZE YOURSELF WITH YOUR PERSONAL CELL PHONE PLAN BEFORE TRAVELING. For communicating with friends and relatives off island from the villa, think about using your computer’s video Skype mode via the house Internet WiFi system. In most cases, this will be free. Cell phone users on St. John find AT&T the most efficient company with the best coverage. Although most other companies do work at the villa, if cell phone connection is important to you both at the house and in other areas of the island, and AT&T is not your normal carrier, you may wish to consider a pay-as-you-go AT&T phone for your vacation.

LOCAL PHONE SERVICE: Local phone service is available at the villa through St. John’s only telephone company. As in many semi-remote spots, service can occasionally be interrupted. We will do our best to remedy the situation should this happen. Again, you may wish to consider a pay-as-you-go AT&T cell phone.

INTERNET SERVICE: The Internet service for this villa is also provided through the island’s telephone company. Thus, it also can occasionally be interrupted. We will work to re-establish connection ASAP. Many times, however, the situation remains beyond our control. Renters may wish to carry mobile cellular Internet capability. Examples are MiFi via AT&T or Virgin Mobile.

POWER OUTAGES: Periodic power outages for minutes to several hours are not uncommon on St. John. If no storm or extraordinary circumstance is present, service is generally restored within the hour. The villa is equipped with an emergency generator.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Beth Linden

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2012
Speaks english

Our grandfather purchased this land in the 1950s and as the area around it became pristine National Park, it just sat there. It was always our father's dream to build a house on it that would bring our widespread family together. That dream has finally become a reality. He put thought and love into every detail of this house. If he could, he would live down there forever, but since that cannot happen, we are able to share the house with you. We truly want people to be able to appreciate the beauty of the island from a truly beautiful home.

Tranquility, health, and flexibility set this villa apart on St. John. The peacefulness of its location within the Virgin Island National Park together with an exercise room, 54 foot long pool lap lane, and easy access to hiking and ocean swimming/snorkeling combine to make your vacation both relaxing and an energy renewing experience. If you are specifically looking for the privacy and solitude of the Francis Bay/Annaberg Plantation area of St. John, On a Clear Day… is the only home in the small cluster of Francis Bay rental villas that offers both a pool and fantastic water views from almost every angle of the property.

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 6 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

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based on 3 traveler reviews

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New, Luxurious, Peaceful... Escape to 'On a Clear Day...'
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews
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Francis Bay St John
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5

family vacation in heaven

  • 5 of 5
It is a jaw dropping moment when entering ON A CLEAR DAY Villa. The privacy and view make it difficult to ever leave the pool! Pictures can never give it justice. We had nine in our party and never felt closed in, or crowded. The villa was in pristine condition with all the kitchen, electronic, and beach toy ammenities you could ever want. We have rented villas many times in St John and by far this surpasses all. Terry, the manager could not be nicer.
  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Francis Bay St John
5

Exceeded my Expectations

  • 5 of 5
The villa and location were excellent! The villa is first class and exceeded my expectations. The views from morning to sunset was breathtaking, and one of our favorite rituals was hanging out in the pool every night to watch the sunset. The owners thought of every detail with this villa. BTW, must have jeep to get around the island and to the house. My husband had so much fun driving the steep hills and turns. After visiting several of the North Shore beaches, Francis was our favorite. The snorkeling was fantastic and there we no crowds like we found on Trunk or Cinnamon Bay. We also snorkeled Salt Pond Beach which was like snorkeling in an aquarium. After our week in "On a Clear Day", we are spoiled and will want to stay here again on our return. Thank you Beth and Terry for making our booking and experience so easy
  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Francis Bay St John
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5

Wow.

  • 5 of 5
Here is my review: This is the nicest house on the planet.
A testament to good taste and well thought out design at every level...energy use being one. Neither these photos nor mine can do it justice. AAA+ property managers. Im still stunned that my bad luck with a villa rental elsewhere landed me here.
One of the great weeks in my life.
  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Map

Nearest Ferry
9 Kilometres
Cruz Bay
Nearest Beach
0.2 Kilometres
Francis Bay Beach
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Availability & Rates

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Francis Bay Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Off-Season 2-4 People
Jun 1 2014 - Nov 21 2014
5 night minimum stay
$6,750
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $36 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving 2014 2-8 People
Nov 22 2014 - Nov 30 2014
5 night minimum stay
$7,750
 
 
Off-Season 2-4 People
Dec 1 2014 - Dec 12 2014
5 night minimum stay
$6,750
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $36 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$8,250
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $143 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Tax Rate 10.0%
Notes Note that the rates listed above are for 2-4 guests.

In-Season:
2-4 people: $8,250/wk
5-6 people: $10,250/wk
7-8 people: $12,250/wk

Off-Season:
2-4 people: $6,750/wk
5-6 people: $7,250/wk
7-8 people: $7,750/wk

Thanksgiving 2014 is $7,750.00/wk for 2-8 people.
Christmas/New Years 2014 is $14,700/wk 2-8 people

Rates are subject to change until confirmed by owner/manager.
There will be a Virgin Islands hotel room tax of 10% added to your bill. We require a 50% deposit within 7 days of confirming your reservation. The balance of your payment is due 2 months prior to your arrival date. We also need a separate check for $1,000.00 as a security deposit. This security deposit check will be returned if it is not needed.
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Amenities

Amenities

Francis Bay Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4478 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
General:
  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking
  • Internet ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Stove ...
  • Microwave
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Upstairs King - toilet , shower
    Upstairs 2 Twin - toilet , shower
    Master Bath - toilet , shower
    Lower Level King - toilet , shower
    Guest Bath - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , Sliding door opens to private deck overlooking Francis Bay.
    Upstairs King - 1 king , Sliding door opens to private deck overlooking Francis Bay.
    Lower Level King - 1 king , Sliding doors open to covered porch and pool deck.
    2 Twin Beds or 1 King - 2 twin/ single , Sliding door opens to private deck overlooking Leinster Bay.
  • Four large bedrooms comprise the sleeping space, three at 308 square feet and the master at 480. Three contain king size beds, the fourth with two twins that can easily be brought together to create king sized sleeping. A Pack 'N Play is available for an infant, and two inflatable air-mattresses are available for additional children. All bedrooms have ceiling fans, secluded balconies, and private baths with dual sinks and tumbled marble showers. Each has an individually controlled air-conditioning unit along with a 40 inch LED TV with Dish Satellite programming and a Blu-ray disc player.
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Books
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Balcony ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • hiking
  • snorkeling
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